Experience in Jordan

Jordan

Publication date: 12 Oct 2018
  • Experiences USD 303
  • Accommodation USD 326
  • Transport USD 187
  • Total experience USD 1380

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SUMMARY

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Incredible visit to Petra, the Red Desert and the Dead Sea

Meet one of the new world wonders, Petra, venture into the red desert of Wadi Rum and live the incredible experience of sleeping there, ending in a SPA of an incredible hotel on the shores of the Dead Sea.

The ancient Nabatean city of Petra, carved into the stone more than a thousand years ago, has been the most famous image of Jordan for a long time. Although Petra is one of the most impressive attractions in Jordan, this destination has many more attractions to know. A trip that will start in the capital of Jordan, Amman, a city highlighted by its buildings of architectural value and monuments, entertainment places and its great cultural offer for having been part of the Roman Empire.

Then we will go to the city of Wadi Musa where the incredible wonder of the Treasure of Petra is located. There, we will sleep two nights to enjoy an incredible landscape and we will walk through the ancient city. We will later discover the spectacular red desert of Wadi Rum. Also known as the land of Lawrence of Arabia, with an off-road tour through the desert, we will discover an untouched natural space. You’ll think you’re in a Star Wars movie. Admire the huge rocks of Wadi Rum and know the lifestyle of the Bedouins who live in the area, sharing a night in one of their camps and eating their typical food.

Finally, we will finish in the luxury hotel on the shores of the Dead Sea, relaxing as it should after a great adventure through the best places of Jordan.

DAY TO DAY Itinerary day by day

The prices that appear per day are referential and correspond to the sum of activities that were made that day

    DAY 1 USD 99

    We arrived to Amman and became familiar with the city. That day we can walk through the city and visit the citadel of Amman as well as the Roman Theater and the Archaeological Museum. Before arriving in Jordan, JordanPass must be purchased. This pass allow you to access to all these attractions, as well as others including Petra. Amman is a quiet city with good places to have diner.

    DAY 2 USD 94

    We start the day with a 4 hours tour, going to the magnificent city of Jerash which is 1 hour away from Amman. Returning to Amman it is recommendable to have lunch there before taking the transport that will take us to Petra in a 3 hours trip. That afternoon we settled in a hotel in the District of Petra. We can take the Petra by Night tour that is given on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday only, where you can see the Treasure of Petra illuminated.

    DAY 3 USD

    You must be prepared to walk a lot and make a full day in Petra. Enter by small canyons excavated by the erosion of water through thousands of years. Find yourself with the impressive image of the Treasury. Walk and climb towards the tombs of the Nabatean kings. And evaluate if you are capable of making the walk to the Monastery. If you do it full, we are talking about 15 km of hiking. We use the JordanPass to enter Petra.

    DAY 4 USD

    We leave our luggage at the hotel in Petra and with only a backpack we are picked up from the hotel to enter the desert of Wadi Rum and spend a night there. The lodging that we book to spend that night, take charge of all the expenses inside the desert. We get into a 4×4 and we drive through incredible views of this red desert that it seems us to be on Mars. In the evening we have a typical dinner with all those who are in the camp.

    DAY 5 USD

    We wake up in the desert and they leave us in a place so we can take our transport to return to our hotel in Petra. Being there, we take another transport that will take us to a luxury spa in the Dead Sea (3 hours). Once we are settle, we can go to the salty waters of the sea and take a bath in a water that feels like oil. We can apply the mud in all our body because it has great healing properties. In the evening we can have dinner in the hotel watching a typical show smoking “shisha”.

    DAY 6 USD 110

    The hotel offers a wide range of health and beauty treatments. We can get up and relax with 1 hour massages in the hotel Spa. After that, we have all day to take advantage of the hotel facilities relaxing and lying in the armchairs of the pool and wait to be picked up and be taken to the airport that it an hour from there.

ACCOMMODATION Lodging per night

The lodging that is shown in the list of each night is recommended by the traveler, you can find more similar options. The cost is per person in a double bed room.

Night City Recommended accommodation Type of lodging Cost of the person
Night 1 Amman SHAMS ALWEIBDEH HOTEL APARTMENT Apart Hotel USD 35
Night 2 Petra - Wadi Musa PETRA MOON HOTEL Hotel USD 47
Night 3 Petra - Wadi Musa PETRA MOON HOTEL Hotel USD 47
Night 4 Wadi Rum Desierto WADI RUM PROTECTED AREA CAMP Campamento USD 15
Night 5 Dead Sea DEAD SEA MARRIOT RESORT & SPA Hotel USD 91
Night 6 Dead Sea DEAD SEA MARRIOT RESORT & SPA Hotel USD 91

TRANSPORT Transportation per day

The prices that appear by transport are referential and correspond to what the traveler paid at that moment

Nº Day Origin Destination Link web Type of transport Cost
Day 1 Arpt Amman (AMM) Amman Center https://www.facebook.com/mahmoud.issa.313 Taxi USD 12
Day 2 Amman Center Petra - Wadi Musa https://wadirumjeeptours.com/transport-in-jordan/ Taxi USD 60
Day 4 Petra - Wadi Musa Wadi Rum Visitor Center http://www.your-guide-to-aqaba-jordan.com/get_to_wadi_rum.html Shuttle USD 10
Day 5 Wadi Rum Visitor Center Petra - Wadi Musa http://www.your-guide-to-aqaba-jordan.com/get_to_wadi_rum.html Shuttle USD 10
Day 5 Petra - Wadi Musa Dead Sea Resorts https://wadirumjeeptours.com/transport-in-jordan/ Taxi USD 60
Day 6 Dead Sea Resorts Arpt Amman (AMM) http://www.localtrips.net Taxi USD 35



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RECOMMENDATIONS Tips for your trip

I recommend taking swimwear to take a bath in the Dead Sea. It is important to know that you should not plunge. You can have your eyes burn. Be careful if you have any injuries too. Floats effortlessly thanks to the density of the waters.

It is recommendable to go in the months from March to June and from September to November, this due to the high temperatures in July and August and the low temperatures and rains from December to February.

I recommend to take clothes and shoes for trekking since in the desert it can be cold, you are gonna walk a lot and it is pure sand.

To eat in Amman, I recommend the Levant restaurant.

Important information:

To enter Jordan, it is enough to buy the Jordan Pass and present it at the airport. You do not need visa. Buying the Jordan Pass will give you the option to make one entry to Petra, Jerash, Wadi Rum, Amman Citadel, among others. There are several options, I recommend the Jordan Wanderer that allows you to make the trip that I made with one entrance to Petra.

Remember that the price of taxis is shared between two people, if there are more people, the unit price can go down. If you contact a provider, maybe you can put together and make a price-package for all trips.

Check that there are hotels that can pick you up from Amman Airport for free.

At the hotel in Petra, you can ask them to call the transport that will take you to the Wadi Rum Visitor Center. For the day in Wadi Rum, although it is true that you get a lunch from the camp, I recommend you to bring extra snacks. At the Petra hotel you can ask them to prepare you a special lunch box for that day.

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